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Waterman Waterman

Dutch Heritage Ceramic Wall Plaque

by Heppner, Sheldon, design

This exclusive Delft blue-style plaque make a great gift, specifically for immigration anniversaries, reunions and family gatherings. Originally a freighter, the Waterman was converted to a passenger ship. In 1947 it was sold by the War Shipping Administration to the Dutch government as a troop carrier. The Waterman made Dutch immigrant history in June 1947, when she sailed for Canada with the first post-WWII Dutch immigrant passenger load. These civilians had to make do with very few amenities, as if they were soldiers. In 1951 it was rebuilt as an immigrant ship. Various Groote Beer passengers contributed their recollections to the book To All Our Children.

The Project I Remember welcomes the participation of Dutch immigrant families and others who crossed the Atlantic Ocean aboard the Groote Beer by adding diaries, recollections, and photographs to the immigration memory project by adding diaries, recollections, and photographs to the immigration memory project.

The 6"x6" (15cmx15cm) plaques have protective cork feet for surface use and a hanger for display on walls. They are packaged and shipped in styrofoam-lined boxes. These plaques can be found throughout North America at thousands of Dutch immigrant homes. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PRODUCT IS NOT AVAILABLE CURRENTLY.

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